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Coimbatore: A 43-year-old man, who was facing trial in a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act case, died by suicide at his residence at Podanur here on Friday.
The Podanur police identified the deceased as M Raju, of Sriram Nagar in their jurisdiction. A plumber, he was arrested by the Selvapuram police for sexually assaulting a minor girl in 2019.Later, he came out of jail on conditional bail.
Pointing out that the trial was being held in the special court for the Pocso Act cases, a police officer said the judgment was to be pronounced on Friday (Oct 27).
“He was under severe depression as the judgment day, when he had to appear before the court, arrived. He consumed a chemical dye (auramine O) at his residence around 8.30am on Friday,” the officer said.
While Raju was rushed to the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, doctors there declared him brought dead. The Podanur police have registered a case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code. TNN
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